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Nashville Sounds Tim Dillard tosses nine inning gem in 7-3 win over Albuquerque Isotopes

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN –  Nashville Sounds pitcher Tim Dillard threw the first nine-inning complete game by a Sounds pitcher since 2016 to help lead Nashville to a 7-3 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Friday night.

Dillard threw 70 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the dominant performance. Albuquerque’s Sam Hilliard and Pat Valaika were on base when Roberto Ramos clubbed a one-out, three-run homer to give the Isotopes a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. From there, the night was Dillard’s.

The right-hander faced the minimum 26 batters after the home run by Ramos.

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Tim Dillard Throws First Nine-Inning Complete Game Since 2016. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Tim Dillard Throws First Nine-Inning Complete Game Since 2016. (Nashville Sounds)

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Unveils Rural Health Agenda to Bring Care to Underserved Areas

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced her Rural Health Agenda, aimed at addressing health care delivery challenges in rural America to maintain quality care close to home.

The Rural Health Agenda includes three bills: the bipartisan Rural America Health Corps Act, cosponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska); the Rural Health Innovation Act, cosponsored by Senator Murkowski; and the Telemedicine Across State Lines Act, cosponsored by Senator Cramer.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Police seek to identify Woman

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to identify the female in the photo who was at the Speedway on Providence Boulevard with an unknown male and took a backpack that was accidentally left at the gas pumps on July 18th, 2019.

The bag contained the victim’s registration and key to his motorcycle.

On July 31st during the overnight hours, the motorcycle was stolen from Verkler Drive.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the woman in this photo in connection with a motorcycle robbery on July 31st.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the woman in this photo in connection with a motorcycle robbery on July 31st.

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AAA reports Gas Prices slide lower for a Another Week

 

AAATampa, FL – Today’s national average is $2.73. While this is two cents more expensive than on the same day last month, it is three cents cheaper than last week and 12-cents less expensive than a year ago.

“Gas prices this month are on average a dime less expensive than in July 2018. These less expensive gas prices have encouraged summer road trips as evidenced by robust demand numbers since May,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Gas prices at the pump continue to fall. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump continue to fall. (AAA)

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Building Entrepreneurship in Clarksville

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Ward 2 City Councilman Vondell Richmond and an assortment of local leaders want to jumpstart the community’s focus on entrepreneurship and small business development.

Pitts hosted a Mayor’s Business Luncheon last week at Freedom Point, and Richmond led the group of about 50 participants in a discussion about building a more vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts speaks at a luncheon on small business development.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts speaks at a luncheon on small business development.

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Chapel Street Water Outage, Road Closure Planned

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has planned a water outage on Monday, August 5th, 2019, at 8:00am by contractors on Chapel Street from Beech Street to Market Street for water valve replacement work.

Low water pressure may also affect area residents.

Road Closure

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Section of Trenton Road Closed for Water Main Repair

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has closed a section of the southbound lane of Trenton Road between Hazelwood Road and Kennedy Road for water main repair.

Water service will also be disrupted on the west side of the aforementioned section of Trenton Road including periods of low water pressure.

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APSU Morgan Brothers Soccer Field undergoes surface upgrade

 

APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two semitractor-trailers sat in the parking lot of Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium Wednesday, on the back of each truck were rolls of sod for the brand new playing surface at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.

Austin Peay Women's Soccer August 12th exhibition match against Georgia State to be played at Creekwood High School. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Soccer August 12th exhibition match against Georgia State to be played at Creekwood High School. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Fire Rescue new chief Freddie Montgomery Jr. takes oath of office

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 the City of Clarksville swore in Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. as Clarksville’s 17th Fire Chief in a ceremony at Freedom Point attended by his family, friends, firefighting colleagues and City officials.

“I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and will obey all of the laws of the United States and of the State of Tennessee,” Montgomery said during the oath administered by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. “And that I will in all respects support and obey the Charter and all ordinances and resolutions of the City of Clarksville, and that I will demean myself in my official capacity as Fire Chief faithfully, honestly and with due regard to the welfare of the city, to the best of my ability.”

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues the oath of office to Freddie D. Montgomery Jr., Clarksville Fire Rescue’s 17th Fire Chief, during the swearing in ceremony Thursday at Freedom Point. (Samantha Stoffregen)

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues the oath of office to Freddie D. Montgomery Jr., Clarksville Fire Rescue’s 17th Fire Chief, during the swearing in ceremony Thursday at Freedom Point. (Samantha Stoffregen)

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival, August 17th

 

Tennessee State ParksClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the 4th annual Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival will be held at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville, Tennessee.

This is a FREE event and a great way to spend an educational day outdoors for all ages. Parking at the park is limited but overflow parking with a shuttle is available at Dunbar Cave Baptist Church, 300 Dunbar Cave Road.

The festival will take place rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dunbar Cave Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival

Dunbar Cave Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival

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